From the roots and traditions of Mestre Jelon Viera we present Capoeira Luanda. Bringing to life and celebrating the Angolan roots that helped shape the exploding cultural art we now know as capoeira, Luanda celebrates and honors those Capoeristas that came before us, our mentors in the present and welcomes those who have yet to discover capoeira.
The game challenges physical agility and coordination, as well as strategy and interaction. Students learn the physical art, as well as how to play music (an essential component of the game) on a variety of instruments used in the roda, and to sing and speak in Portuguese.
All of these skills add to the expressive and creative nature of Capoeira.
Capoeira is the national treasure of Brazil; a unique Afro-Brazilian martial art, Capoeira is played in a ‘roda,’ or circle, between two players.
Here are some highlights of our latest batizado event in 2015, where adults and kids celebrated together! Can you feel the energy?
Mestre Jelon Vieira, founder of Capoeira Luanda, is a world-renowned master and teacher of Capoeira. Born in Santo Amaro da Purificação, Bahia, Brazil, in 1953, he started at the age of ten training with at Capoeira Angola with Mestre Emerito and later with Mestre Bobô. In 1969, he met Mestre Eziquiel with whom he studied… Continue Reading
Mauricio Campos – Professor Gringo – was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil where he made a name for himself as an internationally recognized professional skateboarder. Upon moving to the US in 1990, Mauricio began training kung-fu. After years of working with this discipline, a friend invited him to a Capoeira class while visiting Sao Paulo.… Continue Reading